Naruto

Season 1 Episode 17

White Past: Hidden Ambition

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Aired Thursday 7:30 PM Dec 31, 2005 on TV Tokyo
9.4
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Naruto takes out his rage with Kyuubi's chakra for killing his rival/friend Sasuke on Haku, and he doesn't stand a chance. However, just before the finishing blow he can't hit him. Naruto realizes that Haku is the boy he met back at the forest. Haku tells Naruto the story of his past how he was hated because of his power, and asks for Naruto to do one favor for him to kill him. Since he took away his dreams, he wants Naruto to kill him. Will Naruto do the one thing he could never do, kill another person, and do as Haku wishes?moreless

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  • Haku's Past.

    9.0
    Naruto goes crazy with his nine-tails. Haku tries to fight back but it's frutile. Naruto is just too strong. Naruto then destroys Haku's jutsu (hidden ice mirrors) and goes to kill Haku. Naruto stops and then Haku has a flashback about his past. Haku's past was sad. I was pretty close to crying myself. Kakashi summons his ninja dogs to fight Zabuza. I loved them. I was happy as I got to finally see Kakashi's signiture jutsu: Chidori. It was really cool to see, as I have not seen anything like it. It really showed me how powerful Kakashi really was. I liked this episode.moreless
  • Naruto unleashes some of the Nine Tailed Fox's power.

    10
    Haku sees Naruto's chakra. It is the chakra of Kyubi, the Nine Tail Fox Demon. Haku attacks quickly because Naruto is growing stronger by the minute. All his attacks fail and Naruto grabs Haku and punches him through one of the mirrors. Kakashi senses Naruto's chakra and while worried at first, he realizes that the seal has not broken. He now concentrates on Zabuza. Kakashi summons his hounds to track and capture Zabuza which they do quickly. Meanwhile, Naruto charges at Haku and stops just short of hitting him. Haku says that Naruto doesn't really want to avenge Sasuke and kill him.....moreless
  • Kyuubi Naruto!!!

    9.3
    Finally the nine-tailed fox's chakra is put to good use. Naruto gets his first experience with unlimited power. He also gets some good fighting in with Haku too. It is Naruto's turn to fight back instead of trying to run away. All i have to say is it is about time he uses it. It is awesome the way he fight as kyuubi's chakra flows through him. He is practically unstoppable. I think there is too much talking before Naruto decides to kill him. I don't mind flashbacks but too many of them get anoying. Naruto totally owned Haku. He cooler when he uses kyuubi's chakra.moreless
  • Naruto takes revenge on Haku for "killing" Sasuke. Naruto doesn't give his last punch for revenge because he had meet him before in the woods. Haku tells his childhood and asks Naruto if he could kill him because he had taken his purpose in life.moreless

    9.2
    Haku tells his childhood to Naruto. His childhood was not a good one. His bloodline had made him a monster which changed his childhood. His childhood explained why he wanted to help Zabuza. He wanted a purpose in life. I agree with him but it does make Naruto think whether to kill him or not. Haku couldn't believe that Naruto would go back on his word to kill him. After Haku had done to Sasuke it was unforgivable but was his Haku's childhood an excuse to go back on Naruto's word? This episode really showed how much Naruto felt bad for him. I liked this episode. It really made Naruto think which Naruto I think barely does.moreless
  • kyubi-naruto and haku's past.

    10
    this is one of my favorite episodes in the entire series! the animation in this episode is very good and fluid. we also see the past of one of my favorite characters! Sasuke is dead(not really) and Naruto is pissed. a red aura starts forming around him and he goes on a rampage trying to kill haku. just when he is about to land the blow naruto stops and sees the face he saw in the forest while training. Haku then tells of his sorrowful past. his father attempts to kill him after learning about his kekkei genkai(bloodline-trait). Haku manages to get away killing everyone in the process. Now an orphan he suffers everyday getting food anyway possible. Zabuza then takes haku as his apprentice,telling him to give in to zabuza's every whim. After listening to this,Naruto finally gives in and tries to kill him.moreless

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    • Haku: No, that won't do. You're still holding back. If that is all the strength you can put into it, you will never keep your vow. Perhaps he didn't mean as much to you as you pretend.
      (Naruto hits him, but softer than Haku intended)
      Haku: That won't do...

    • Haku: Then Zabuza came along and looked at me, and his eyes were not full of hate and fear. He did not shun me for my strangeness. Indeed, my special powers were just what he wanted. He made me necessary again.

    • Kakashi: Poor Zabuza, see where your ambitions got you? You were always pushing things too far.

    • Tazuna: That dreadful noise, what could it be?
      Sakura: I don't know, and I am not sure that I want to find out.

    • Zabuza: But I warn you...friendship, comfort, encouragement...I do not need those things, nor should you except them from me.

    • Haku: He made me necessary again.

    • Haku: In all the world, there was no one who needed me. I was...unnecessary.
      Naruto: Just like...me!

    • Haku: It was my father who changed. He killed my mother, and he almost killed me.

    • Haku: (Thinking) I can't...his energy is too strong!
      (Naruto punches Haku)

    • Kakashi: (Thinking) Ah! Could it be...the seal has been broken? No...it's been loosened and a glimmer of the Nine-Tailed Fox's chakra has slipped through...but the seal still holds.

    • Haku: His chakra grows stronger every second...I must strike now!

    • Haku: The blood lust in his eyes...This is no longer a child!

    • Naruto: You'll pay for this...I'm gonna kill you!

    • Haku:: Go on. Strike. Kill me. Why do you hesitate?
      Naruto: (Backs away from Haku) That's the most ridiculous story I've ever heard! I mean, he treats you like a slave! You're a human being, not a weapon or a tool! How can you care about someone like that?!
      Haku: For that very reason. Does that seem so strange to you?
      Naruto: Well, yeah...a little.
      Haku: When he found me, I was without a purpose or reason for living. Zabuza gave me both. (Flashback to when Haku was running with a rabbit. The rabbit jumped out of his arms and into the bushes. Zabuza shows up with the rabbit. He gives the rabbit to Haku, and pats his head) But now, my usefulness is over. The only thing that gave my life meaning, it's gone. I am a broken tool, a blunted weapon, of no use to anyone. Go on, Naruto. Do it, for both of our sakes. Do it, quickly.

    • Haku: Why do you not strike? Did you not just vow to avenge your comrade's death by killing me? Or was that vow just empty words?

    • Haku: To show mercy to those who oppose the one you serve? To allow his enemies to live, when you could strike them down? This is not compassion, it is a betrayal of your life's very purpose. For what reason do you exist then? You're of use to no one. Your life has no meaning. It is mear existence. Day after day, the pain and struggle, signifying nothing.
      Naruto: Yeah, well speak for yourself!
      Haku: Are you really that blind little one? I am speaking of myself. This day has shown that I am no longer of any use to Zabuza.
      Naruto: Zabuza? Why that guy anyway?! To devote your life to a rotten skunk who doesn't know the meaning of the word honor! If he's the one person that really matters to you, man that's the sorriest thing I've ever heard!
      Haku: There were others that mattered to me. My father, and my mother.

    • Zabuza: My time here is done, Haku. Tonight, I cast aside the Land of Water. One day, I will return and seize this land and hold it in my hands. Many things must me done before that day comes, and you will help me to do them. But I warn you: Friendship, comfort, encouragement. I do not need these things, nor should you expect them from me.
      Haku: I understand. I am yours, Zabuza. I am only an instrument of your will. Think of me as a weapon to be held at your side and used as you see fit.
      Zabuza: ...Well said, child.

    • Haku: I have failed you, Zabuza. I am like a weapon that has been broken and is of no further use.
      (Haku slowly approaches Naruto)
      Haku: Naruto... Kill me.

    • Kakashi: I won't allow you to kill Tazuna! He's a brave man with a noble dream! The bridge he's building is the hope of this land and all its people! You're like a disease: by attacking one, you infect all! You don't care! That is not the way of the shinobi!
      Zabuza: You're right, I don't care! These useless little people with their petty little dreams. Why should they matter to me? I have a dream, of my own!
      Kakashi: But to have a dream, you need to have a future. You don't!

    • Kakashi: Alright, Zabuza, time to finish this, but it won't be with Sharingan, imitations of some other ninja's tricks. No, it's time I introduced you to... my own jutsu! Lightning Blade!

    • Kakashi: Aah, the mist is finally clearing. And do you know what I see? Your death!
      Zabuza: Talk, talk! Do you mean to talk me to death?!
      Kakashi: In a way, yes. Right now my hounds are just playing with you, but one word from me and they'll tear you apart!

    • Kakashi: I realized that if I couldn't see you, I'd have to smell you out. That was a Summoning Jutsu. I was calling forth my ninja hounds. They can track a sent anywhere. When you attacked me, I let you get past my guard. I wanted you to cut me. You see, it's the scent of my blood on your blade that led them to you. Surprised? Looks like I'm not the only one who was blind. Falling into my trap. You disappoint me, Zabuza

    • Haku: Zabuza, I am no match for this boy. Master... I have failed.

    • Kakashi: Zabuza, I don't mean to spoil your fun. I know how you like to stretch these things out, but how about we put an end to this now? Come on, whaddya say? We're both busy people.
      Zabuza: Hmm...tempting. I'm curious to see how you intend to back up such brave words! Show me, Kakashi!

    • Haku: Why'd you stop? I murdered your best friend, can't you kill me?
      (Naruto looks at Sasuke and punches Haku)
      Naruto: Damn!

      ~Japanese version

    • Kakashi: You're too dangerous! The man you're trying kill is this country's hope, and the bridge you're trying to stop him from completing is this country's dream. That's not what a ninja's supposed to do!
      Zabuza: Who cares? I'm doing this for my own ideals, and I won't stop!
      Kakashi: I'll say this once more...Give up, your only future is death!

      ~Japanese version

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